NBC Delays 'Celebrity Apprentice'

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Those of you waiting with bated breath for the premiere of "The Celebrity Apprentice" will have to bate a little longer.

NBC has decided to hold off on the show's premiere a week, pushing it back from Jan. 3 to Jan. 10. Its timeslot -- 9 p.m. ET Thursdays -- and everything else about the show remains the same.

The move will protect the show from a couple of other likely big ratings draws on Jan. 3. FOX broadcasts college football's Orange Bowl that night, and ABC is slated to air the last original "Grey's Anatomy" completed before the writers' strike.

It also extends the "Apprentice" run one more week into the spring, when -- barring a strike settlement -- supplies of original programming will be getting pretty thin.

"The Celebrity Apprentice" will bring together the likes of actress Marilu Henner, rock star Gene Simmons, former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis and model Carol Alt, among others, to compete in business-related task under the eye of Donald Trump. The winner will earn a $250,000 donation to a charity of his or her choice.

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